beardy wrote:Fortunately I am in the world of Engineering where spelling and grammar are given much less importance than is given to what you can actually achieve.
This reminds me of a moment, in 1967, that has lived with me since. I still chuckle when I think about it.
In 1967 I went to Birmingham University on an Engineering degree course. I was the first person in my family to ever go to higher education and I was filled with excitement, pride and wonder. On my first evening I went to the "gents" at the Student's Union.. Sitting in a cubicle I was amazed to find the walls covered in graffiti, simply because this would have been seen as anti-social behaviour where I came from. However, it seemed that it was tolerated there as a vehicle for "creative expression". So, I began reading and my eyes fell upon - Yesterday I couldn't even spell "engineer". Now I is one
I laughed out loud and nearly fell off the loo!
It was a piece of graffiti in perfect form and my introduction to the traditional banter between the Arts and Sciences